Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Simple Way

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Everything that happens
to you is your teacher.
The secret is to learn to sit
at the feet of your own life
and be taught by it.
Polly B. Berends

To be happy, you need to:
1. Discover who you really are.
2. Use it to help other people.
Stephanie Harrison

Change is the end result
of all true learning.
Leo Buscaglia

Here’s a simple way
to improve your life:
when you feel you’re about to say
something negative for no reason,
pause and let it go.
Cory Allen 

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

A Reason

A L O H A From Honolulu!

How does the man
in the moon cut his hair?
Eclipse it.

All growth is a leap in the dark,
a spontaneous unpremeditated act
without benefit of experience. Henry Miller

Indian Mynah
Diversity has been written into
the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased. Joe Klein

In gentle whispers breezes fly, Unseen starlight paints the sky. To brush the dusk with twilight's hush, The flush of magic soft as velvet crush.
Cloudia Charters

We're here for a reason.
I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. Whoopi Goldberg

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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Monday, July 22, 2024

If You Have a Cat

A L O H A From Honolulu!

'Reclining Godzilla'
Real knowledge is to know
the extent of one's ignorance. 

There are voices which we hear
in solitude but they grow
faint and inaudible as
we enter into the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not get lost in a sea of despair.
Be hopeful, be optimistic.
Our struggle is not the struggle of
a day, a week, a month, or a year,
it is the struggle of a lifetime.
Never, ever be afraid to make
some noise and get in good trouble,
necessary trouble.
John Lewis

Your house will always be blessed
with love, laughter, and friendship
if you have a cat. Lewis Carroll

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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Beer Chandelier

The crystal kind? Forget that bore!
This chandelier's a sudsy roar.
No fragile bulbs, nor fancy frills,
Great amber hues and clinking trills.

The light it casts a rose gold gleam,
Reflects on faces, sets them a-beam.
Conversations effervescent as foam,
Witty beer patter finds a happy home.

So raise your drinks, let spirits soar,
Beneath this chandelier evermore!
A testament to hops and cheer,
The smartest, booziest Bar light.
Have a beer!

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Let The Beauty

A L O H A From Honolulu!

If you are irritated by
every rub, how will
your mirror be polished?

Set fire to
the broken pieces;
start anew.
Lauren DeStefano

Deep feelings always mean more 
than they are capable  of saying.
                 Albert Camu

Let the beauty we love
be what we do. 

Under my wings
find solace and grace
A refuge from storms
Our own tranquil space
Whispers of fidelity
Gently caress
All worries are lulled
In sweet, gentle rest.
Cloudia Charters

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Love You,
  Pixie & Cloudia

Daniel Inouye Asia-Pacific Center
for security studies

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Fresh Pure and Bright

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Place your mind before
the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul in
the brilliance of glory!
And transform your entire being...
Clare of Assisi (1193-1253)
Prayer of St. Claire

Savour the flavors
Fresh, pure, and bright,
Fueling your days
With nourishing light.

 One thing I learned watching
birds is that they all fly
differently. They all look
different in flight, they
have different shaped wings,
 but they are all flying.

A beautiful street is
an  invitation to walk
within a dream!
Mehmet Murat ildan

Those who accept you as who you are, and who know you very well, are worth more than anything in the end. Bronnie Ware

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Friday, July 19, 2024

Salute Fleeting Beauty

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The clouds like mountains
dipped in Midas' touch, Burn yellow and gold,
promising so much.
The wind picks up,
a whisper, then a sigh, Stirring the silence
beneath the glaring sky. We stand and watch
the golden tide unfurl, Promises whispered
to a waiting world.
Cloudia Charters

Heliconia psittacorum is a
perennial herb native to the
Caribbean and South America.

Face like a squish
Wrinkled delight,
A Bostonian grin
Goofy and bright.
Wide lips pulled back
That toothy display,
A smile that could make
anyone's day!
[Even Mine] Pixie

Wisdom is knowing
what to do next.
Skill is knowing
how to do it.
Virtue is doing it.
Thomas Jefferson

Salute fleeting beauty
Painted in the sky,
A moment held in memory
Even before it says goodbye.
Cloudia & Pixie

Having perfected our disguise,

we spend our lives searching

for someone we don’t fool. In the end there doesn’t have to

be anyone who understands you.

There just has to be

someone who wants to. Robert Brault


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



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